There is just one week left to vote to name our falcon chicks in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) and We Energies’ peregrine falcon program. This final flurry of voting begins at the same time as the arrival of a fourth egg at the Weston Power Plant nest box.
Thirty years ago, in 1992, more than a dozen peregrine falcons born in captivity were released from the Pleasant Prairie Power Plant, kick-starting WPS and We Energies’ efforts to restore the peregrine falcon population in Wisconsin.
To celebrate, you can name this year’s chicks after the best of 1992. So far, thousands of votes have been cast in our throwback contest.
Just a reminder, your choices are:
- Favre — in honor of Brett Favre’s first year with the Packers.
- Golden — in honor of “The Golden Girls,” which aired its last episode in 1992.
- Garth — in honor of “Wayne’s World,” which premiered in 1992.
- Kris — in honor of the release of “Jump” by Kris Kross.
- Dream — in honor of the 1992 Olympic gold-medal Dream Team.
- Reality — in honor of the first season of “The Real World,” which kicked off the reality television craze.
- Mario — in honor of the debut of “Super Mario Kart.”
- Barney — in honor of everyone’s favorite purple dinosaur, who made his debut in 1992.
- Scrunchie — in honor of the unique fashion sense of 1992.
- LOL — in honor of the first text message ever sent.
- Crystal — in honor of short-lived Crystal Pepsi, which made its debut in 1992.
- Mae — in honor of Mae Jemison, who orbited Earth in 1992, making her the first African American woman in space.
- Flannel — in honor of grunge music and its clothing style that became popular in 1992.
- Leap — in honor of the leap year celebrated in 1992.
- MOA — in honor of the Mall of America, which opened in 1992.
- Jump — in honor of the debut of “Jump Around,” the Badgers rally song by House of Pain.
- Whitney — in honor of “I Will Always Love You,” the bestselling song of 1992.
There are six chicks and eight eggs waiting to hatch right now at WPS and We Energies’ nest boxes.
Voting runs through Tuesday, May 10. Vote as many times as you’d like to make sure your favorites get picked.